As promised here's the rest of my weekend haul, displayed in our hall due to the vile weather. On Saturday we had a choice of five jumble sales but went to just one. I've been going to jumbles since I was a dragged along as a toddler and I'm pretty savvy when it comes to knowing which areas are best avoided.
|Glass chandelier reduced by 50% in Laura Ashley's 2006 online sale.|
Certain areas are so deprived that they're just best left well alone. When it's a choice of fifty people scrapping over a grubby Asda tee shirt or a quiet afternoon with the Guardian I'll take the latter.
So to my finds and more of the house tour, here's a cuddly faux fur made in England by Astraka. These doors were originally boarded over and painted in white gloss, the ceramic finger plates and knobs are from eBay.
A handmade early 1960's satin shift dress. My collection of vintage umbrellas and parasols are housed in an Austin Reed leather bin I bought from a charity shop.
Three pretty 1950's era satin headscarves. The mosaic tiles were from a discontinued range in a Homebase clearance bin.
Gorgeous British-made pure new wool cape made by Craft Centre.
A selection of vintage hats (and one actually fits me!)
Fabulous chiffon maxi dress very much in the Margo Leadbetter style, the gilded mirror was hauled from a skip. The louvre door marks the entrance to our cupboard of doom aka the cloakroom. It's a traumatic experience trying to wrestle a coat from the depths of that room, I can tell you.
The wallpaper was 99p a roll in Focus's clearance sale, the palm plant was a sale buy, too.
The velvet maxi skirt I'm wearing, unworn with a groovy boutique label, was another of my jumble sale finds. I nearly came to blows with a vicious old granny who tried to wrestle it from me telling me I was too skinny and it wouldn't be any good.
I held on firm and asked if she'd ever heard of a belt. Even the offer to swap me the skirt for a pair of Primark trousers failed to tempt me.
Angela at London Town was a new one on me but I unearthed this fabulous clip from 1965:
|Vintage cotton velvet maxi worn with a silver lurex 1970's era blouse (Courtesy of the divine Curtese) , velvet bow belt (the beautiful Sarah Misfit) and velvet platforms (£9, Office sale|
I was so thrilled by your lovely comments yesterday that I took my fab friend Sabine's advice and used her favourite photo as my new blog header, obviously spending a Saturday night in and off the booze works wonders on how I look on a Sunday.
Don't worry, it was a one-off, Tom's success on The Apprentice called for a celebratory drink.